February 14, 2023
For Your New Beginning
By Amba Gale
May you step forward into
many new journeys
new islands for exploration and adventure.
May you arrive at each island, intensely curious, open, willing
what you didn’t know you didn’t know,
fresh, and ready to pioneer.
May you move
with your essential nature.
May each of your islands
greet your arrival with invitation, welcome,
May you be open to surprises.
May the ferryman in his sturdy wooden boat
always be there for you,
to take you
to your next crossing,
after you embody the Teaching of that Island.
May you weather the rough crossings,
where the frigid wind howls and the waves grow high
a great sense of not knowing,
and a largess of spirit
your coming deaths,